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Japanese auto-maker well known for its 4-wheel-drive models and boxer engines.

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2001 Subaru Outback tires question

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback needing new tires. The originals are 225 60 16, but I was wondering if I could go with 225 75 16 and not have the tires rub. Would this matter if I went with the 225 75 16 ...
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How to test if turbo is properly working in a 2006 Forester XT

I recently had my Forester engine serviced and afterwards it didn't feel like I was getting boost and was getting a whirring/spinning noise while throttling. I brought it back and they realized they ...
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Put in 5w-20 instead of 0w-20...should I change it?

My wife's 2013 Subaru Impreza was due for an oil change. I ended up putting the wrong weight oil in, 5w-20 instead of 0w-20. What kind of impact will this have? Obviously once it gets to operating ...
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2019 manual transmission Subaru Imprezza skips lacks in acceleration

I drive a new 2019 manual transmission Subaru Imprezza. Started driving her five months ago. She's only had one oil change. Synthetic oil before and after the oil change. She's been stalled less than ...
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Special considerations for drilling into trim plastic?

I'm trying to install some cargo nets in the trunk of my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Although that the nets are not listed as compatible with the 2018 and later, I have found many reports of people ...
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AC compressor noise only when car is hot

I recently noticed that my car is making a consistent noise when AC is engaged. Furthermore I found that this noise occurs only when car is hot. Belt doesn't seem to be slipping. Car is 16 Subaru WRX....
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5L CVT - Torque Specs for Intake Manifold

Looking for the Torque Specs for the Intake Manifold.
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Cyclical Thumping at Speed - 2007 Forester

2007 Subaru Forester 2.5L EJ253 4EAT A/T @ 15xK miles Strange cyclic thumping after 25/30mph. Worse when turning. Scraping/crappy noise when barely braking (Not the tattle-tale; checked. Pads are ...
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Nasty smell in Subaru Outback

The car is a 2006 Subaru Outback with 82,000 miles. At low speeds we sometimes get a strong smell like natural gas in the cabin. Took it to the dealer twice, but it behaved -- no smell. The car has ...
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Can I install a 2018 Subaru Forester bumper onto my 2016 Subaru Forester?

Can I install a 2018 Subaru Forester bumper onto my 2016 Subaru Forester? I like the style and it looks more sporty. Also, can I install the 2017-18 tail lights for the same car?
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over heating engine...cant figure out why

My '09 Subaru legacy has 62,000 on it. It's been running fine all these years. recently, my temperature gauge needle is slowly rising. Not going completely into the red but just under it. No smoke or ...
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Would cold temperatures affect a neutral safety switch? (Manual transmission)

Trying to troubleshoot my 92 Subaru Legacy manual transmission starting issues. Car wont crank/start most mornings, even if its only about 50 degrees F. Replaced battery, starter, and alternator ...
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2008 Subaru Outback Slow to Accelerate, Won't Exceed 60mph in Drive

I recently bought a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i, 4-Speed Automatic with 220k miles on it. Overall, I'd say the car runs fine and reasonably smooth, but is slow to accelerate when in Drive and won't go ...
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2003 Forester A/T - If the center differential wet clutch system starts slipping, will the front, rear, or both axles lose power

My 2003 Subaru Forester with A/T has a wet-clutch center differential. If that clutch pack starts to slip excessively, will both axles lose power, or just the front or rear? In other words, is ...
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Rear Fog Light Colour Change Legality - NSW, AU

My car is a 2005 Subaru Impreza RV, and has asymmetrical tail lights, in particular with one 'round' light being clear, and the other red. Exactly like the below picture. (Same model, not my car ...
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Subaru Forester 2008

Just had the transmission changed and all the lights are on ABS Cruise check engine light oil temp flashing when I start the car there is code p0732 p o 763 and PO700 do I need to have this ...
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2002 Subaru with strange smell, thin white steam

2002 Subaru Outback with previous cracked and repaired head gasket about ten years ago. The only thing of note is that it does burn oil a little at a predictable rate. The worst this car has had is a ...
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Snow Socks on AWD Forester?

With winter approaching, I'm considering stocking up on some winter accessories for my 2020 Forester for the times I will be driving up the local mountains to go skiing. In general I am a ...
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Issue with squeaking

I own a 2007 Subaru Forester. I swapped both belts on the car however it still squeaks when i decelerate. Before the belts were swapped it would squeak only when I accelerate and decelerate. No issues ...
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Clutch noise when disengaged

I recently had the clutch replaced in my 2008 Subaru Outback. About 2 weeks afterward, I hear a squeaky noise when the clutch is disengaged. What could be causing that?
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2005 Subaru Legacy Cylinder 3 misfire

My Wife's Subaru's check engine light recently came on, when we went to auto zone to check the code it came back as a cylinder 3 misfire, we went to our mechanic and he changed the sparkplugs, but ...
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Fuel pump on a Subaru Outback

Hello can anyone tell me where the fuel pump is located in a Subaru Outback 2003 model? Thank you in advance
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Subaru outback 2.5l 201

My Subaru outback as engine problems. Engine light comes on the vehicle over heats. I have replaced the engine on the vehicle 2x. Both times the engine over heated. This is a 2011 outback 2.5L engine. ...
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Engine stuttering/dying and loss of accelerator

I had recently bought a 1998 Gen 3 Subaru legacy (BH5) with 190k Kms/ 118k Miles on it, for the first month it ran perfect with zero issues. Suddenly one day I started up the car as I was reversing ...
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Problem woth my 03 Subaru Forester 2.5

So I replaced the motor and when I first did it. It was running good and then all hell broke loose start running really bad and the more I got liking into this problem I remember I broke something ...
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Subaru Crosstrek sat for 9 months, jump started fine, then died after 5 minutes

I have a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. I was out of the country for 9 months so left it garaged. I just got back and tried starting it. It jump started immediately which was great. I let it idle for a few ...
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Should the PCV breather hose affect fuel trims?

Noticed that my long term fuel trims have dropped negative over the years and am wondering if something is up with the positive crankcase ventilation system. I am familiar with logging data so logged ...
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5L CVT - Torque Sequence / Specs for Cylinder Head Bolts

I can't seem to find the specs for this model year online anywhere.
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Stuttering, chugging, dying on heavy acceleration (2002 Impreza 2.5L)

I'm fixing up an old 2002 Subaru Impreza (2.5L), and the only problem left is that on heavy acceleration, such as up hills, the vehicle chugs and stutters a lot, even comes close to the engine dying. ...
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Removing the cigar lighter socket in the Outback load area

I want to use the cigar lighter socket in the load area of my 2022 Subaru Outback to charge a LiFePO2 battery. I understand that these circuits should be limited to 10A (although the Subaru has a 20A ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon back wheel started squeaking when driving but stops when braking

I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon. A couple days ago, I noticed the back RH (passenger side) wheel started squeaking/making a high pitch sound while I'm driving. It's gotten louder the last ...
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Coolant spills out of the overflow tank at high pressure

My '98 Subaru Forester spills all its coolant with very high pressure and overheats. I changed the radiator cap and did a flush, but still have the same problem. I added stop leak, but that did ...
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Strange overheating behaviour

My 10 year old Litchfield Forester STi needs a bit of maintenance to sort a minor oil leak but other than that has been behaving well for the past year with regular oil top ups. This week on the ...
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No power steering and coolant explosion

2008 Subaru WRX (Turbo) I was pulling in to my parking spot and lost power steering looked at gauges and coolant temp was hot then white smoke/vapour from under the hood. Turn car off, pop hood and ...
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Subaru Outback 2022 electronic hatch won't open and lock won't latch

Our 2020 Subaru Outback rear gate won't open or close and the lock remains in open position. How do I reset it?
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Crunch sound when hitting the accelerator

I've been experiencing a crunching sound under certain conditions for a few years now and I'm trying to get to the bottom of it. It's a 2014 Subaru BRZ Crunch only happens when car is rolling Happens ...
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04 Forester Coolant system overheating

Okay guys I'm new-ish to working and trouble shooting my vehicles but I'm getting stumped. I have a 2004 forester xs with 120,000 on motor, 250,000 on body. Only 1 check engine code which pertains to ...
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Broken coil spring?

I don't know much of anything about cars, but the rear of this 2014 Subaru forester is sagging very low. The internet suggests looking for a broken rear coil spring. This looks broken, right? ...
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Subaru Forester lacks power

I have a 2018 Subaru Forester with the 2.5 NA engine with about 45k miles. Got it around 2020. I had a 2007 2.5 NA Impreza before this that I got up to about 130k miles so that's my reference point. ...
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Remove Lit Supplemental Restraint System Dash Light

Subaru Forester 2009 - Seatbelt light is lit on dash. Have disconnected fittings from under the seat and cleaned them by spraying with WD Contact I want to remove light from dash. Can I do that with ...
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Subaru Outback Eyesight failed after just 4 years

I have a 2019 Subaru Outback that I bought new. It's had electrical issues since I bought it. I took it to the shop 2 to 3 times for Subaru to fix them - e.g. The passenger window button doesn't ...
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OEM Boost control solenoid part number?

In my never ending quest to keep my aging 2004 WRX functional, I’ve started to look into my wobbling boost pressures. One suggestion I heard was that, after hundreds of thousands of miles, it’s ...
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Subaru legacy 2021

2021 subaru legacy will start with jumper cables I let it idle for a half an hour then shut it of and when I went to try and start it that I only getting a clicking noise. Also when I try to start ...
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Overhauling EJ25 with arround 250k miles. Does it make sense to replace the main bearings and rings?

Doing a head gasket/timing job on an Subaru EJ251. As I type this I have it down to heads on a bench and a short block on an engine stand... but now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just take it all the ...
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Radiator, thermostat, and water pump have all been replaced, overheating still happening

2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5 liter, non-turbo. When the overheating issue first started, my first thought was thermostat because if I popped the hood during the overheating and grabbed the bottom radiator ...
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Do you have an answer to my intermittent misfire issue

Will 1 open spark plug wire cause two cylinders not to fire on a wasted spark ignition system .
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX P1446 Fuel Tank Sensor Control Valve Circuit Low

Asking for a friend that got this code: P1446 Fuel Tank Sensor Control Valve Circuit Low. According to AutoCodes, it could be: Faulty fuel tank sensor control valve Fuel tank sensor control valve ...
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2018 Subaru WRX won’t start

Got in my new WRX last week and turned the key, could hear what sounded like spinning and grinding but no turn over. Went and bought a new starter solenoid, and replaced it. Car started for the next ...
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Slow crank no start, voltage drop

A few days ago it was -20 and my car wouldn't start. It cranked for a few seconds then slowed down. Tried to jump start it but had the same results. I checked voltage on the battery posts and it ...
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What are ways to prove this?

Bad gas? What would I look for? Specifically, what are ways to tell if it was bad gas that killed an engine, cylinder, cat? Whether it be poor quality fuel (diluted, water or other), or even, Improper ...

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